Passengers Stranded 4 Hours on Tarmac At least three people fainted in hot conditions, they say 9 comments Comments (AP) (User Submitted) – Virgin Atlantic Airways passengers say they were kept on a hot plane without food or water for more than four hours at Connecticut's Bradley International Airport. Passengers told CNN that last night's ordeal began when they were diverted to Bradley because of bad weather during a flight from London to Newark, NJ. They said they landed at about 8:20pm and were kept on the plane until about 1am today. At least three people fainted and were taken away in ambulances, passengers said. The aircraft was carrying 300 passengers and 14 crew. "It was like four hours on the ground without any air conditioning. It was crazy. Just crazy," passenger Beth Willan said. "There were babies on the plane. And we are in dark and hot. You try to be patient, but people were yelling and screaming."